Update 4: Alberta RCMP continue to investigate the homicide of Nature Duperron

Edmonton, Alberta – The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit’s investigation into the homicide of Nature Duperron, which is believed to have occurred between Edmonton, Alta. and Hinton, Alta., on April 7, 2019, has resulted in a number of arrests and charges. The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit would like to thank the public for tips received that have assisted in furthering their investigation.

On April 13, 2020, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit arrested Tyra Muskego (21) of Onion Lake, Sask., and she is charged with:

• First degree murder

• Kidnapping

• Robbery

Following a judicial hearing she was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Edmonton Provincial Court on June 5, 2020.

On May 20, 2020, Muskego received a bail hearing and was released on several conditions, including house arrest.

Homicide Investigation
(File Photo) Homicide Investigation

On April 14, 2020, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit arrested Buddy Rae Underwood (24) of no fixed address, and he is charged with:

• First degree murder

• Kidnapping

• Robbery

Following a judicial hearing he was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Edmonton Provincial Court on June 5, 2020.

On April 24, 2020, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit arrested Grayson Eashappie who was an inmate at the Drumheller Institution, and he is charged with:

• First degree murder

• Kidnapping

• Robbery

Following a judicial hearing he was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Edmonton Provincial Court on June 15, 2020.

On May 21, 2020, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit obtained an arrest warrant for Kala Leigh Bajusz (31) of Edmonton, Alta., and she is charged with:

• First degree murder

• Kidnapping

• Robbery

On May 22, 2020, Bajusz was located in the area of 107 Avenue and 96 Street in Edmonton and she turned herself into the RCMP. Bajusz is currently awaiting a bail hearing.

The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit is not looking for any other suspects. The investigation into Nature Duperron’s homicide is still ongoing. As this matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided.

Western Alberta District RCMP

Background:

Jan. 23, 2020

Update 3: Alberta RCMP continue to investigate the homicide of Nature Duperron

Edmonton – The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit continues to follow-up on various leads surrounding the homicide of Nature Duperron.

At this time, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit can confirm they executed a search warrant, with the assistance of Edmonton Police Service, at a basement suite in the vicinity of 109 Avenue and 97 Street in Edmonton during the morning of Jan. 22, 2020.

Investigators would also like to speak to anyone who saw Nature Duperron during the first week of April 2019 in the area of 106 Avenue and 95 Street in Edmonton.

If you have any information on this investigation, you are asked to call the Hinton RCMP at 780-865-5544. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Background:

Nov. 1, 2019

Update 2: Hinton RCMP seek assistance identifying two males

Yellowhead County, Alta. – The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit is looking for assistance to identify the two males in the attached photos. The police would like to talk to these individuals in relation to the Nature Duperron homicide investigation.

If you have any information on this investigation, you are asked to call the Hinton RCMP at 780-865-5544. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Oct. 18, 2019

Update 1 * identification*: Hinton RCMP investigate found human remains

Yellowhead County, Alta. – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is providing an update about the found human remains dating back to May of this year, which were identified as 25-year old Nature Duperron, of Athabasca.

Duperron’s family reported her missing on April 15, 2019. An RCMP missing person investigation determined that Duperron was last seen in Edmonton in the beginning of April of this year.

An autopsy was conducted at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Edmonton on April 25, 2019, and as of this date a cause of death has not yet been determined.

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is treating Duperron’s death as a homicide.

If you have any information on this investigation, you are asked to call the Hinton RCMP at 780-865-5544. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

May 3, 2019

Hinton RCMP investigate found human remains

Hinton, Alta. – Last week, Hinton RCMP recovered a body from an area outside of the town of Hinton. An autopsy was conducted and next of kin notifications have been completed.

The investigation into the circumstances around the death are ongoing and as such, no further information will be released at this time.

An update will be provided as soon as information can be released.

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit



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